1 Sister, 2 Weeks, & a $3 (or less) Sale!

My sister is visiting for just a few more days - she's come with her wee troupe from Europe for 2 weeks. After not seeing each other in more than 4 years(!!!!), we've been absorbing as much as we can of each other, knowing it may be a couple years before we see each other again. I don't know if it's because I miss her fiercely when she's gone (I thank God for FaceTime/Facebook Video/Skype!), but my books almost always seem to have sisters, or sister-ish friendships in them - have you noticed? There's just something about sisters, about the relationships...

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Summer Sun… Some Are Just Plum Crazy!

Some are plum crazy - Becky Doughty

Plum crazy...that's us! It's stone fruit season in our neck of the woods, and we are just plum crazy about our home grown plums...sun-warmed right off the branch, or chilled from the fridge. What we can't eat fresh, we turn into plum syrup, plum jam, and plum preserves. We also have nectarines, apricots, and peaches this time of year, and we're anxiously awaiting fall when we get to pick pomegranates and apples, followed by oranges, tangerines, lemons and lime come winter. Funny story... Our Captain Jones likes plums, too. I mean, he really likes them and will suck them down in...

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Laughing in the Face of Death

[caption id="attachment_2884" align="aligncenter" width="400"] Photo courtesy of Paul Falardeau[/caption] It's that time again, folks. My biannual reminder to all of you to be faithful in doing your breast self-exams! Here's a link to the Breast Cancer Society Website for more information on everything you should know if you have breasts. That means every human being, folks. Why is this so important to me? My mother is a multiple-time breast cancer survivor and I lost a very dear friend, Liz Jetton, to this killer. Let me share a little moment in our relationship with you. “I don’t want to do this...

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Talkin’ About Love, Love, Love

I'm talking about MARRIED LOVE. Does this mean I don't want single folks here? Does this mean if you're not in love with your spouse you can't participate? Does this mean if you're divorced, you're out? A resounding NO to all three questions! I'm focusing on MARRIED LOVE because our society, our media, our world has opted to separate the two. We see it all over the place. "Love" without marriage. Marriage without love. Carnality mislabeled as love. And even romance disguised as love. But we don't see enough of the kind of love on which marriage is built. In...

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